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I. Religious Studies – II. Ancient Near East and Old Testament – III. Greco-Roman Antiquity – IV. The Milieu of Modern Alternative Religions

I. Religious Studies

An omen (Lat. omen, related semantically to prodigium, “portent,” and auspicium [oblativum], “[spontaneous] divination from the flight of birds”) is a phenomenon that is interpreted as a portent (Premonition) of an important event…

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Lorenz, Günther, Albani, Matthias, Baudy, Dorothea and Iwersen, Julia, “Omen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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